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Today in History ...

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1810 – John Jacob Astor forms the Pacific Fur Company. 1868 – Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention he called the "Type-Writer." 1894 – The International Olympic Committee is founded at the Sorbonne in Paris, at the initiative of Baron Pierre de Coubertin. 1917 – In a game against the Washington Senators, Boston Red Sox pitcher Ernie Shore retires 26 batters in a row after replacing Babe Ruth, who had been ejected for punching the umpire.

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